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Kazuri Beads Factory

Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2328905
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Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

So glad we got the opportunity to tour this wonderful place. Amazing to see the fine work these ladies do. The day we toured there was no electricity and they were still doing such intricate work. Wish I could have bought more of the beautiful...More

Thank Natesmimi
Reviewed September 9, 2012

It is a must visit place. We felt energy..that love! Not sure about you but we felt very satisfied buying all those items they made knowing that it helped those single mothers! You can see how they work and make those beads. It is a...More

Thank RohiniKumari
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Small, service oriented co-operative venture selling ceramic beaded necklaces, ear rings, bracelets all made right on site. You can tour the premises. Multiple colors and designs all hand painted and fired. Prices are reasonable (which was a rarity in the tourists shops IMHO) 8-15 dollars...More

Thank AtlantaBusTravel
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We had the tour of the facility with a guide. We found the tour very interesting. Workers are engaged in all phases of bead-making, starting with the clay. Then we were given time to shop. I bought myself a necklace and earrings plus several bracelets...More

Thank travelsafarohio
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We toured the factory, had a interesting talk to the lady who showed us around, met the ladies and had a laugh and ended up in the bead shop to purchase items for christmas presents. Worth a visit.

Thank Rowena C
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Very interesting tour and great shopping. It was nice to see a lot of people gainfully employed making such beautiful products.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed September 4, 2012

You can see how beads and other handicrafts are made. The work benefits single mothers, so when you buy something you know you are doing something to help people. The factory sends its beads to fair trade craftspeople around the world. I particularly liked the...More

Thank Rich M
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Arnold met us on arrival (not prearranged) and took us on a tour of factory where ladies work at thier craft. It was Sat and they close early so we just got there in time to see how it all works. I'm am amazed how...More

Thank Barb258
Reviewed August 28, 2012

loved the ideas and the creative..my wife bought some pieces that were adorable. Will definitely be back with the family for another visit

Thank ralph f
Reviewed August 26, 2012

I was amazed that the beads were made of clay (at least some of them). The work involved is truly artistic. The fact that every purchase helps the women artists progress in life is invaluable. I was very happy with my purchases and with the...More

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Is the factory open on Mondays? I want to make sure that we'll get to see the women making the beads when we visit.
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Chrisorhan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's normally open from Monday to Friday.
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Hi! Can you buy loose beads there, or just finished pieces? Thanks in advance for the info!!
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Catherine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can buy loose beads at the shop/factory. Huge selection!
Linda F
I leave next Sunday for Nairobi. I would like to get an idea on price of jewelry....necklaces, bracelets, earrings, single beads. I assume they do not take credit cards so I want to have enough cash with me. Would appreciate your help.
August 13, 2016|
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Response from Colourqueen | Reviewed this property |
Hi It's quite a few months now since I visiting. But I felt the necklac s were very reasonably priced. Certainly way cheaper than buying the same here in Australia. Probably around $20 for a nice necklace but there were all... More